Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is on trial for the first-degree murder of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot McDonald, armed with a knife, 16 times after police were called on a report of a teenager breaking into vehicles and behaving erratically.
The narrative in the police reports–that McDonald walked toward Van Dyke or threatened him with the knife–differ from the video captured on a squad car dash camera.
Van Dyke shot McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. His murder trial starts on Sept. 5, 2018